Thursday, February 17, 2011

Sex and the Celiac - unheathy and offensive

This is a pretty happy place most of the time. Every once in a while something so out there comes around that I feel compelled to unleash all of my not-blogged fury out in one controlled burst.

Cue: Sex and the Celiac.

Don't get me wrong, I am all for talking about sexual health and pleasure and connecting autoimmune issues with other heath issues. Where steam starts spewing out of my skull is when it is done under the Viagra-like puppetry of "you are not a real man if you are not getting laid and BRAGGING about it with your male friends". Oh and its perpetuated by a woman. I get that you are trying to be funny, but no, just stop.

A healthy sex life starts with healthy respect and communication. This means not treating women as sexual conquests that should be bragged about or bemoaned around the bro-down at the water cooler. Here is a crazy idea - how about encouraging a dialogue between partners?

And maybe just maybe consider that if you are going to talk about sexual health, that you include non-hetero hypothetical couples - at the very least Sex and the City did.

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